National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) has received a complaint from M/s. Environment Support Group, an NGO on the alleged violation by M/s. Mahyco / M/s. Monsanto and their collaborators for accessing and using the local brinjal varieties for development of Bt Brinjal. NBA has decided to proceed as per law against the alleged violators on the basis of reports of the State Biodiversity Board for accessing and using the local brinjal varieties without prior approval of the competent authority.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (Independent Charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan in a written reply to a question by Shri M.P. Achuthan And Shri D. Raja in Rajya Sabha today.